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Two Destination Imagination teams from Orono performed exceptionally well at the global finals, which were held May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. The team “Time Turners” placed 24th in the Service Learning Escape Artists Challenge (elementary level) and first among all Minnesota teams in that category. Members are, in alphabetical order, Gage Parrish (5), Audrey… Continue Reading Two Orono DI teams fare well in global finals

When Dumas Apple House in Orono closed, Orono Schools Child Nutrition was left without a local source of apples.  Whenever possible, the department prioritizes local providers and has been recognized for its efforts in the Farm-to-School program. Well, as the saying goes, when one door closes another opens. The door that opened was the Hennepin… Continue Reading District branches out to grow its own apples

Ten Orono High School artists were recognized with 13 awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition.  It was held in April at Chaska High School. Svea Torgerson received a Judge’s Choice Award for her drawing, “Insomnia.” She also received superior ratings for two additional drawings. Judge’s Choice winners were… Continue Reading Ten OHS artists take home 13 MSHSL awards

For the second consecutive year, Orono Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.… Continue Reading OPS earns national honor for music program

Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with second and fourth places. In all, the 35 fifth-graders captured 10 ribbons, seven medals and a trophy. The competition was held April 26 at in Shoreview. The field of competitors included 130 students on 28 teams. OIS sent seven teams; Blaine, Champlin, Edina,… Continue Reading IS Math Masters team wins second place

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